Unit 6, Week 4. 4 th Grade. Vocabulary:. applauded - showed approval; clapped headlines : lines printed at the top of newspaper or magazine article unstable - easily moved; not firmly fixed glider : an aircraft that flies without a motor
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Good readers practice reading by working to increase their tempo.
Choral Read......(3 times...notice the change in tempo)
After that, Will built sturdy kites, which he sold to his pals in school. Orv made a printing press, with an old tombstone for a press bed, wheels and cogs from a junkyard, and the folding top of my old baby buggy that he had found in the barn. My, it made me smile to see it.
Papa and Mama applauded their efforts. Orv’s press could print a thousand pages an hour. A printer from the great city of Denver came to visit and climbed under and over Orv’s baby-buggy press. At last he laughed, amazed. “Well it works,” he said, “but I certainly don’t see how.”
In 1903 Wilbur and Orville Wright built an airplane with an engine. They became the first people to fly a power-driven aircraft safely. Flight became safer and more popular in decades after the Wright Brothers’ first flight. Many people dreamed of becoming pilots.
A summary is a short retelling of what you’ve read. When you summarize, include only the most important ideas, and be sure to use your own words.
Many libraries have computers. You can use these computers to find the books you need. Some library computers can go online. These computers can help you find information you need to do your homework. Many people want to use the computers, so there is usually a time limit on how long you can use them. You need to take turns and be fair.
metaphor- compares two different objects or ideas and states that one is the other: Example: A hawk is a feather airplane circling the desert.
simile- compares two different things using like or as. Example: I can run as fast as the wind.
aphorisms- a short and clever saying that expresses something generally accepted as true. Authors sometimes use aphorisms to tell what a character is feeling about life or to summarize the meaning of a series of events. Example: “A stumble may prevent a fall.”